While the rest of the world might be dreading the end of summer, we’ve been blessed with all-year-round warm weather this side of the globe. If you’ve missed out on your mid-year travels, good news is you won’t have to go far for an all-encompassing break. This instalment of Female Escapes offers up a chance to experience Bali’s ultra-luxurious Ayana Resort and Spa.
If you’re one for breathtaking ocean views, scenic landscapes and a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Ayana’s 90-hectare estate is bound to deliver. Situated only 12km from Bali’s international airport, you can expect a holiday with minimal distractions. The resort fittingly sits atop the clifftop land above Bali’s southwestern coast – namely, luxurious Jimbaran Bay. Topped off with a view of the Indian Ocean, those in search of a relaxing experience of Bali – opposed to one that errs on the partying side – need not look further.
The resort is currently Bali’s first and only integrated variety and sits as part of Rimba Jimbaran Bali by Ayana (an accompanying resort with 403 rooms) as well as Ayana Residences, the latter being Bali’s very first residential community. And though you can expect a tranquil home away from home, being zen most certainly doesn’t have to be boring. With a free shuttle that takes you to each destination within the estate, your options are endless. The 5-star resort offers up all the luxurious trappings of convenience – from spas, a spread of dining options as well as extensive on-site facilities. Read: a dizzying selection of 19 restaurants, a private beach accompanied by a beach club, 12 freshwater swimming pools, a golf and fitness center as well as 22,000 sqm spa. Inclusive of a children’s pool as well as 2 kids’ clubs, the entire estate is as good for a romantic couple’s getaway as it is for a trip for the entire family.
If relaxation is priority, Ayana’s Spa On The Rocks is one to experience. Located – you guessed it – on the rocks nestled amidst the Indian Ocean, visitors have an option of choosing between two luxury Balinese spas. The resort also boasts an impressive Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool – one of the largest in the world. At Spa On The Rocks, you can expect a relaxing array of traditional treatments from lava stone reflexology to healing, ayurvedic massages. Taking cues from the rest of the resort, the spa is designed in traditional Indonesian merbau wood – complete with thatched alang alang roofs. The rooms are of the same vein. Forget contemporary minimalist decor, Ayana Resort and Spa’s selection of rooms each deliver a different, yet equally tranquil experience. From the Deluxe Ocean View Room which gives you a sweeping view of the coastline to a classic Resort View Room with an accompany view of the hotel’s landscaped gardens, there’s something for everyone.
To experience it for yourself, sign up – form attached below – for a chance to win a 3D2N stay in a Resort View Room for 2, valued at S$1,511. Inclusive of daily breakfast. The contest ends September 20 and the 1000th entry will win the getaway.